First intermodal train arrives from China’s Xi’an to Gdynia
The train carrying 44 containers arrived at Hutchison Ports Gdynia GCT terminal on 17th December. Gdynia is another Polish city that will have a direct rail connection with China within the New Silk Road. As announced by the rail operator DB Cargo Euroasia next year plans to create a regular service on this route.
The first transport was realized thanks to the cooperation of DB Cargo Euroasia with Xi’an International Trade and Logistics and Langowski Logistics Customs Agency.
The containers reached Gdynia in less than 3 weeks, passing through 8 time zones during that time. After unloading and clearance at the GCT terminal, the cargo will reach customers in Poland and Europe.
The new connection will enable faster transport of cargo not only to customers in northern Poland but, using the Port of Gdynia, also to Scandinavian countries, Great Britain and other European countries.
In 2020, regular rail transport between Gdynia and Brest was launched. The Port of Gdynia has the potential to become a hub for cargo streams transported from Asia to Western Europe.